Wolfpak Decals 72-057: Shadows of the Knight


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Scott Van Aken



More nice modern subjects from Wolfpak Decals covering nine subjects. More of an emphasis on the other guys with this one besides the USMC, and more greys for you as well.

The first option is an MV-22B Osprey with HMM-365 in May of 2011. This one is a CO's plane so has some color in the tail with a unit badge and some blue/white checks. Apparently the colors given on the sheet are not correct. They should be FS 595 35237, 36320, 36375

The oldest option on the sheet is an EA-7L with VAQ-34. This is a 1987 scheme.

The F-18F is a black tailed (ok, dark grey tailed) bird from VFA-103 in 2007. This one has some mission marks on the nose. This aircraft has the nose numbers vertical when they should be slanted back. Wolfpak is working on an addendum.

Next is a DC ANG F-16C. This is a boss bird with the squadron name on the fin from 2008.

The first of our helos is an MH-60S from HSC-26 based at NAS Norfolk in 2011.

The AH-64 is from the 151st ARVN, South Carolina National Guard. This shark mouthed plan can be done as one of two AH-64As. One option is stateside and the other is a plane that participated in the invasion of Iraq.

A base MH-60S from Whidbey Island is next. The orange panels tell me that this is one of the base's SAR helos. From 2006

Finally another invasion of Iraq aircraft, an AC-130U attached to the 16th SOS. This aircraft does not have the special pods attached to the back of the fuselage.

The instruction sheet for this set is the best in the business when it comes to background information and what may be needed to accurately depict the aircraft being modeled. In addition to the actual placement profiles, there are several additional pages of information that include a history of the type,  kits and update bits for these schemes,  as well as load-out information, and any changes needed to properly model the aircraft in question, assuring you of the most accurate model you can have. A listing of available kits is also included.

As with the previous sheets, these are superbly printed by Fantasy Printshop and without any registration problems. If you have not yet treated yourself to some of the best researched decals around, you should.

Thanks to WolfPak Decals for the review sample.

July 2012

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